Orange Puer

Scented Shou Puer Tea
Origin: Blend, Tao of Tea

A combination of strong, smooth, dark puer and the refreshing taste of orange.

Buy in bulk or in 3.5 oz Classic Size Tins.

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About Orange Puer:

Orange Puer is a blend of sweet orange essence and a cooked style puer. We intentionally use a delicate balance of orange so as not to overpower the natural leaf taste.

The history of puer tea originates from the small town of Puer in Yunnan. Teas shipped along the Silk Road to Tibet, India, and beyond gained a characteristic earthy, musky aroma and a smooth, sweet, slightly smoky taste due to the humid environment and long journey. A special tea processing technique emerged to allow the leaves to continue to ferment over time, so that the mature taste would develop at the end of the long caravan journey. Tea scholars have also contributed that there is an inherent special characteristic in the tea plant varietal Da Ye (‘Big Leaf’ varietal of Camellia Assamica). This varietal is abundant across the entire Yunnan Province, parts of Burma, Assam in India, and Northern Thailand. While classic puers are made from old growth tea plants (several hundred years old and wild-grown), cooked style puers are mostly made from newly propagated plants that are cultivated every season. The leaf processing imitates the effects of the long journeys and humid environments.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Puer Tea Leaves, Natural Orange Essence.

Flavor Profile:

A combination of strong, smooth, dark puer and the refreshing taste of orange. Well-balanced sweetness that can pair with dry, spicy foods.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)1-34-51

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